Morten Grunwald (1934–2018)


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Born in Odense, Denmark on December 9th, 1934, Morten Grunwald is "World famous in Denmark" for several popular film roles. Most famous, however, will always be his Benny in all of the "Olsen Banden" films, where he starred alongside Ove Sprogøe and Poul Bundgaard. He attended Odense Theatrical School in 1958 and graduated from The Royal Theater of... See full bio »

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Known For

Fem mand og Rosa 'Smukke-Arne' Arne Herluf Jensen
(1964)
White Night Jacob Nymann
(2007)
Strike First Freddy Frede Hansen
(1965)
(2014)

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 2018 Vitello (TV Series)
Gud
- Vitello møder Gud (2018) ... Gud (voice)
 2018 Vitello
Gud (voice)
 2014 Silent Heart
Poul
 2012 I Minderne (Short)
Psychiatrist (voice)
 2010 The Experiment
Hr. Omann
 2010 I Frodes hoved (TV Movie)
August
 2009 Store drømme (TV Series)
Cencor
- Audition (2009) ... Cencor
 2007 White Night
Jacob Nymann
 2007 When a Man Comes Home
Direktøren
 2007 The Taste of Hair (Short)
Valentin
 2007 The Black Madonna
Kurt
 2002 At the Faber (TV Series)
Dortes Far
- Episode #3.8 (2002) ... Dortes Far
 1998 The Olsen Gang - Final Mission
Benny Frandsen
 1998 I Wonder Who's Kissing You Now
Producenten Peter
 1996 Den store Kul-Tur (TV Movie)
Kultur borgmester
 1988 Mord i Paradis
Redaktør Otzen
 1987 Hip Hip Hurrah!
Michael Ancher
 1986 Jul på slottet (TV Series)
Kongen
- Episode #1.24 (1986) ... Kongen
- Episode #1.23 (1986) ... Kongen
- Episode #1.22 (1986) ... Kongen
- Episode #1.21 (1986) ... Kongen
- Episode #1.20 (1986) ... Kongen
 1986 Ballerup Boulevard
Ralf, Pinky's Father
 1986 Mord i mørket
Redaktøren
 1986 Oviri
 1981 Olsen-banden over alle bjerge!
Benny Frandsen
 1979 The Olsen Gang Never Surrenders
Benny Frandsen
 1979 Matador (TV Series)
Ernst Nyborg
- Komme Fremmede (1979) ... Ernst Nyborg
 1978 The Olsen Gang Goes to War
Benny Frandsen
 1977 The Olsen Gang Outta Sight
Benny Frandsen
 1976 The Olsen Gang Sees Red
Benny Frandsen
 1976 It All Adds Up
Redaktør Andersen
 1976 The Double Man
Hugo
 1976 Hearts High
Arkitekten
 1975 The Olsen Gang on the Track
Benny Frandsen
 1972-1975 Huset på Christianshavn (TV Series)
Konsulent Helmskov / Jesper / Mand med papegøje
- Havde Mor anet (1975) ... Konsulent Helmskov
- Jert hus skal I bygge (1975) ... Jesper
- Nordøstlig kuling, det blæser på Hebriderne (1972) ... Mand med papegøje
 1975 Kun sandheden
Kriminalassistent Ejnarsen
 1974 Den meget talende barber (TV Movie)
Leonard
 1974 The Last Exploits of the Olsen Gang
Benny Frandsen
 1973 The Olsen Gang Runs Amok
Benny Frandsen
 1972 The Olsen Gang's Big Score
Benny Frandsen
 1972 Nyheden (TV Short)
Peter
 1971 Pelsen (TV Short)
Lange Aage
 1971 The Olsen Gang in Jutland
Benny Frandsen
 1971 Tomorrow My Love
David
 1971 Ferien (TV Movie)
Per
 1970 Sulevælling (TV Movie)
Monty Blatt
 1970 The Ways of Women
Fireman
 1969 The Olsen Gang in a Fix
Benny Frandsen
 1969 The Egborg Girl
Fuldmægtig hos Mikkelsen
 1969 Along Came a Soldier
Schæfer's håndlanger
 1968/I The Olsen Gang
Benny Frandsen
 1968 Soldaterkammerater på bjørnetjeneste
Læge Bjørn Bille (uncredited)
 1968 In the Green of the Woods
Bertram
 1967 Life with Daddy
Herbert Nielsen
 1967 Martha
Knud Hansen
 1967 Pretty Boy and Rosa
Arne Herluf Jensen
 1967 They Are Not Oranges, They Are Horses
Kunstmaler Richard Hansen
 1966 Et minde om to mandage (TV Movie)
 1966 I stykker (TV Movie)
Jan
 1966 Slap af Frede!
Frede Hansen
 1966 Nu stiger den
Petersen
 1966 Dyden går amok
Niels
 1965 Strike First Freddy
Frede Hansen
 1965 Een pige og 39 sømænd
Skibselektriker Peter Eberhardt
 1965 Landmandsliv
Fritz Triddelfitz
 1965 Wilde west (TV Movie)
Chuck Cooper
 1965 En ven i bolignøden
Harry Olsen
 1964/I Eurydike (TV Movie)
Regissør
 1964 Fem mand og Rosa
'Smukke-Arne' Arne Herluf Jensen
 1964 Death Comes at High Noon
Bertel Lindberg
 1964 School for Suicide
Søn
 1963 Epilogue
Ivan
 1963 En af dagene (TV Movie)
Mogens
 1961 Een blandt mange
Læderjakken
 1961 Jetpiloter
Pilot i eskadrille 794
 1961 Løgn og løvebrøl
Journalist
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